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Oct 14, 2019 in Ethical Hacking

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What's a denial of service (DOS) attack in Ethical Hacking and what are the common forms?

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Oct 14, 2019

DOS attacks involve flooding servers, systems or networks with traffic to cause over-consumption of victim resources. This makes it troublesome or not possible for legitimate users to access or use targeted sites.

Common DOS attacks include:

Buffer overflow attacks

ICMP flood

SYN flood

Teardrop attack

Smurf attack

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